PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly football honors for the 10th week of the college football season.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brandon Hayes • Sr. • RB • Memphis • Chicago, Ill.
Hayes turned in his second consecutive 100-yard game to lead Memphis to a 40-20 win against Tulsa. He rushed for 199 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries, including a key 51-yard TD with 14 seconds left in the first half that gave the Tigers a lead they would not relinquish. He added second-half touchdowns of 30 and 14 yards on his way to his sixth career 100-yard game. Hayes ranks second in The American in rushing at 75.9 yards per game.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Praise Martin-Oguike • Jr. • DE • Temple • Woodbridge, N.J.
Martin-Oguike was the key to Temple’s defensive effort, which forced five turnovers in the Owls’ 20-10 win against No. 21/19 East Carolina — Temple’s first win against a top-25 opponent since 1998. Martin-Oguike finished the game with four tackles, 1.5 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and a blocked field goal. Martin-Oguike was also tabbed as the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jake Elliott • So. • K • Memphis • Western Spring, Ill.
Elliott scored a career-high 16 points, with four field goals and four PATs, to help Memphis to a 40-20 win against Tulsa. Included among his four field goals were kicks from 53 and 51 yards as he became the first American Athletic Conference player to hit two field goals of at least 50 yards in a game. Elliott also connected from 47 and 37 yards and saw five of his nine kickoffs go for touchbacks. Elliott is the leading scorer in The American with 71 points this season.
WEEKLY HONOR ROLL
Munchie Legaux • Sr. • QB • Cincinnati • New Orleans, La.
Returned to his hometown to complete 16 of 24 passes for 211 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in a 38-14 win at Tulane.
Andrew Adams • Jr. • S • UConn • Fayetteville, Ga.
Had seven tackles and tied the American Athletic Conference record with three interceptions in a 37-29 win against UCF.
Deshon Foxx • Sr. • WR • UConn • Lynchburg, Va.
Rushed for 102 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown, out of the Wildcat formation and had three receptions for 14 yards in a 37-29 win against UCF.
Kenneth Farrow • Jr. • RB • Houston • Hurst, Texas
Rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries and had a touchdown reception in a 27-3 win at USF.
Tyler Matakevich • Jr. • LB • Temple • Cedar Hill, Texas
Had a school-record 16 solo tackles with one tackle for loss, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup in a 20-10 win against No. 21/19 East Carolina.